First Nations Métis Inuit

Why Self-Identify

Niagara Catholic encourages our FNMI students to participate in our Voluntary and Confidential First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Self-Identification Process.

In the academic year 2015-16, Niagara Catholic provided a number of benefits to FNMI students, including:

  • Access to culturally relevant books and
    programs in schools, (Turtle Island Series) which allow Aboriginal students to see themselves reflected in the learning materials
  • Niagara Catholic -specific research that will help support the unique learning needs of Aboriginal students within our schools
  • First Nation Metis or Inuit Tutors from local post-secondary institutions providing extra academic and cultural support to identified students improving student engagement and success
  • Direct, timely and free access to cultural events offered throughout the school year, eg:/Aboriginal Career Day, FNMI Leadership Camps, FNMI Science Camp
  • Learning Luncheon Club for Self-Identified students in our Secondary Schools
  • Special events across our schools allowing our Aboriginal students to share their unique cultural identity with non-Aboriginal students.
  • First Nation, Metis and Inuit Secondary Courses options focusing on Aboriginal history, Aboriginal Literature and Aboriginal culture through art.

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